Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today the team has acquired a 2023 second-round draft pick from the Philadelphia 76ers, a 2027 second-round draft pick from the Portland Trail Blazers and forward Svi Mykhailiuk from the New York Knicks. As part of the four-team deal, the Hornets sent forward Jalen McDaniels and New York’s 2024 second-round draft pick to Philadelphia.
Mykhailiuk played in 13 games for the New York this season, recording 1.6 points in 3.1 minutes per game. In five NBA seasons, Mykhailiuk has appeared in 233 games (46 starts) and has averaged 6.3 points (39.9 FG%, 35.6 3P%, 78.0 FT%), 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.2 minutes per game for the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Knicks.
McDaniels is averaging 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks per game in 55 contests this season. Originally selected by the Hornets in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft, McDaniels appeared in 174 games (41 starts) in four seasons with Charlotte, averaging 7.9 points (46.3 FG%, 34.2 3P%, 77.8 FT%), 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.6 minutes per game.
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